by Josh Gross
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Mamet's scripts read like misogynistic post-modern poetry—a deluge of em-dashes, parentheticals, non sequiturs and profanity directed at the loss of a man's place in the world. But when spoken, it works like a finely tuned machine, perfectly mimicking speech patterns.
In 2008, Mamet turned his gaze to one of the curmudgeon's favorite targets—presidential politics—in his election season satire, November. And November is every bit as preposterous as the rants from Mamet's typical characters, making it an enjoyable comedic romp.
Local company Daisy's Madhouse will stage the play this month at The Idaho Outdoor Association Grange Hall. Boise Weekly stopped by a recent rehearsal with a video camera to get a sneak peak. For a more in-depth look at the production, pick up the Wednesday, Sept. 5, issue of BW.